Thanksgiving Teacher Resources
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Students explore the concept of the first Thanksgiving. In this Thanksgiving lesson, students discover what it was like to live during that time period. Students compare and contrast the first Thanksgiving to their own.
In this Thanksgiving worksheet, students read a short story about Thanksgiving, answer multiple choice questions, answer true or false questions, and more. Students complete 10 activities.
How Much for Your Thanksgiving Dinner?
Middle schoolers plan and organize Thanksgiving dinner costs using an Excel spreadsheet.
Students read a book about Thanksgiving, and then create an acrostic poem about Thanksgiving. In this Thanksgiving lesson plan, students discuss their own families and what they are thankful for.
American Thanksgiving Through Time
Students explore five web sites in order to identify the various ways Thanksgiving has been celebrated in the past and how it is celebrated today. They consider the diversity of United States and this affects celebrations of the day.
Passive Sentences- A Thanksgiving Story
In this Thanksgiving story worksheet, students read a short story before choosing five sentences to change to passive sentences. They write the 5 sentences on the lines below the story.
Thanksgiving in America
A rhetorical look at Thanksgiving celebrations from all sides of the American dinner table.
2012 MACY’S THANKSGIVING PARADE, New York City
The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is a fun yearly tradition and the center of these worksheets. A future career in parade planning may available after completing this activity. Young learners are asked to calculate, measure, explain, and describe parade elements. While many Common Core standards are associated with the lesson, the questions are most appropriate for reinforcing 4th and 5th grade skills.
Spring: Giving Thanks to the Herring
Students study the Wampanoag tribe to learn about the importance of the herring to their culture. For this Wampanoag lesson, students read information and complete multiple activities to learn about the role of the herring fish in the Wampanoag tribe.
The History of Thanksgiving Day
Third graders study the history of Thanksgiving. In this holiday lesson plan, 3rd graders read about the history of Thanksgiving, complete vocabulary activities, and write a journal entry from the point of view of someone who lived during that era.
Secret Life of Thanksgiving
Young scholars view a video clip about the secrets of Thanksgiving. They discuss what they already know about the holiday and answer questions during the video. They create a poll to learn their community's favorite tradition.
The First Thanksgiving
Students research the first Thanksgiving. In this first Thanksgiving lesson plan, students research the Internet about how the first Thanksgiving came about between the Native Americans and the Pilgrims. They complete a KWL chart, and write about what they learned.
Thanksgiving Handprint Tree
Students work cooperatively to create a classroom thanksgiving tree in this November art lesson plan for the elementary classsroom. Included with the lesson plan is a short resource list of books that contain more Thanksgiving craft ideas.
A Wampanoag Thanksgiving
Students examine how the Wampanoag tribe celebrated Thanksgiving. They discover how they helped the Pilgrims when they first came to the New World. They identify the similarities and differences between people.
The First Thanksgiving
Learners complete internet research on the first Thanksgiving, the Mayflower, Pilgrims, Plymouth Colony and the Wampanoags. Using specified websites, they visit the ship of the Mayflower, and experience Mayflower interviews. Students write a diary as if they were a Pilgrim on the Mayflower. They research settlers' motivations and preparations for sailing to the New World. Additional hands-on activities are listed.
Thanksgiving Writing Prompts for Journal Writing
Students write their thoughts and feelings about Thanksgiving. In this writing lesson, students are given a different topic to write about each day involving Thanksgiving. Students also illustrate their writing.
Thanksgiving Acrostic Poems
Students watch streaming video, Holiday Facts and Fun: Thanksgiving, define and discuss acrostic poetry, complete circle map using words associated with Thanksgiving, and create acrostic Thanksgiving poems to be typed in Microsoft Word and combined into class booklet.
Thanksgiving Lesson Plans
Thanksgiving lesson plans can lead to a discussion of nutrition, chemical compositions, and healthy habits.
Thanksgiving: A Celebration of Gratitude
Learners complete a unit about Thanksgiving that is centered around the Pilgrims and the Wampanoag Indians. They read and discuss books, create a mural, complete a worksheet about five blessings in their life, prepare recipes from the first Thanksgiving, and construct and play a Native American game.
In this Thanksgiving worksheet, students fill in the blanks to sentences about Thanksgiving and label pictures. Students complete 2 activities.